Grand Valley community welcomes more than 5,200 Lakers to campus
Thousands of students are moving to campus this week, meeting their roommates and hanging decorations.
More than 5,200 Lakers will move into on-campus housing before classes begin August 30. President Philomena V. Mantella greeted students, parents and supporters as they arrived on the Allendale Campus.
“It's great to see campus coming to life as students move into their living centers," Mantella said. "It's such an exciting time to be at Grand Valley.”
Volunteers are a key part of move-in and they have been out in force to help haul belongings and answer questions. The Helping Hands program organized by Housing and Residence Life includes students, faculty, staff members, administrators and alumni.
Move-in continues through August 25; also on that day, Transitions, GVSU's orientation program for new students, will begin.
The week concludes with Convocation, which will commemorate the start of the new academic year. This year's ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. August 27 at the Fieldhouse Arena on the Allendale Campus. Face coverings will be required for all in attendance.